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Grateful Dead Live at Augusta Civic Center on 1984-10-12


Topics Live concert


Set 1 Feel Like A Stranger, It Must Have Been The Roses, On The Road Again, Jack A Roe, It's All Over Now, Cumberland Blues, The Music Never Stopped
Set 2 Cold Rain & Snow, Lost Sailor-> Saint Of Circumstance-> Don't Need Love-> Uncle John's Band-> Drums-> Playin' In The Band-> Uncle John's Band-> Morning Dew, E: Good Lovin'


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Augusta Civic Center
Location Augusta, Maine

Source Mike Rice's Master Audience Cassette
Lineage MAC > CDR > CDR > CDR > SHN
Taped by
Transferred by Gregg Nixon / Scott Clugston

Reviews

Reviewer: Allan Ostermann - - February 12, 2015
Subject: Love this
I also love Brent's, "I don't need you, you're a bitch" songs. You know the ones. Love 'em.
Reviewer: lilrichwhiteboy - - May 15, 2013
Subject: Excellent Rice Master vs. Healy SBD Matrix a Draw.
This may be only the second time I've dumped a previous upload for a newer one. The dynamics of both the Rice AUD and SBD Matrix recordings are far superior to the Oade or the Beyer 160s. Mike's reverb is a little more prominent, being a true AUD. Overall, it's a matter or personal taste. They are both excellent. As far as the show is concerned, it's a bit short but, a good one. My (trademarked & patent pending) Garcia Cringe-O-Meter was registering moderate levels of whensing and head-shaking, listening to ol' Jer sing his slow slide into '85 and beyond. I might have considered five stars for this one if the meter hadn't bounced around so much. And having Don't Need Love in the 2nd set? Well thanks but, I don't need you. The transition into Dew is particularly nice - reminds me of Rochester's wicked 9.2.80 Iko-Dew transition. It's good to see an interesting and fun end to the show. I can't even count how many lame endings litter the '80s and '90s. This one does not disappoint... though Bob gets a little wacky during Good Lovin'. Great Sound. Good Show. 4 1/2 Stars
Reviewer: M.R. Boogie - - November 20, 2010
Subject: More 84 !!!
This show is the compass of where the Band was movin' at that time.....Awesome 1st set....On the Road Again !! 2nd set....Listen ..... !!!!
Reviewer: 73vw - - May 10, 2009
Subject: harley davidson....donna
i wrote my 2 sense of this beautiful nite w/ oade's copy....whatever...saw 9 outta 11 on this tour...augusta so special....HOWEVER, YES.....a dude trippin reeaaalllly hard DID try to screw a motorbike by the stand of trees on the little hill at the end of the parking lot....he was saying Donna (like donna jean....?) and harley davidson.....he also, um, burned himself and bit a guy.........whoa....incredible Maine autumn night, great grateful dead.....saw all ME. from 82-88....these were really great nites.....
Reviewer: bnsfengr628 - - January 12, 2007
Subject: Great Show at a High School Gym!!
That venue rates close to A1 , BCT would beat it, but not much . It is a high school gym,What a great place to see a show. The first night was superb.This night was just one of the many special shows of the Great Fall tours of the Eighties!! If you like this night ,listen to Worcester 10/09/84 !!
Reviewer: afree - - January 9, 2007
Subject: What Memories
This was such a great night. The crowd and the band clicked. My head was a bit everywhere both nights. Camping under the pines was so much fun. Does anybody remember exiting the venue (I think after the first night) to see a guy under one stand of trees trying to screw a motorbike? After being chased away he had his way with a tree stump. What a weird scene.
Reviewer: 12 Joshua - - October 1, 2006
Subject: GHoltz ->
Thanks for the background for this one. It is truly one of the greatest aud's I have come across period. Very special 2 nights at Augusta everything about these shows was for the deadicated in 84. Thanks for all the effort to get these available here for all who care and search for HQ aud's. Just curious if you did do the whole fall tour I imagine you taped 10/20/84 at the Carrier Dome. I have always been looking for a superior aud of this show as I believe the aud's display the overall fury of 10/20 over the board version. any chance we might get an upload for that one? if so I would be indebted once again. RIP - Mike Rice

5 Stars for the recording alone.
Reviewer: GHoltz - - September 25, 2006
Subject: R.I.P. Mike Rice
I met Mike Rice in September of 1984 and soon went on the whole East Coast Tour with him in the Fall of 1984. We had two Nakamichi CM-100s with CP-4 shotguns and two Sony D-6 decks for the first two shows of the tour. Mike bought his Sony TC-D5M in New York City right after the Richmond show, so his deck was brand new for the remainder of the tour, and we made a lot of great recordings with it. On this particular night, as with most shows on this tour, Tony B. and I ran the decks, as Mike liked to roam the show to take photographs. This particular recording was made Dead Center right in front of the soundboard, we were truly in the sweet spot. We kept the mic stand at about 6-7 feet per the developing rules for tapers. Remember that this was the last tour before an "official taper section" was created. I remember outside the shows Mike would stop folks in the lot and ask to photograph the designs on their t-shirts. He then took these photos and made cool tape covers with them. We all agreed at Augusta that these two shows, and particularly the second night, were the finest times we had on this tour. Sadly, Mike passed away this June, and we miss him greatly. Luckily we have these and many more archival recordings to honor his memory. It seems unbelievable that these shows were 22 years ago this Fall. Life is short indeed... I say a silent Bon Voyage and Thank You to a great friend. Mike was among the kindest souls I have ever had the privilege to know. RIP Mike Rice, may the four winds blow you safely home.

Greg Holtz
Reviewer: Albix - - April 24, 2006
Subject: Agreed
I agree. This is the best sounding AUD from this night. Surprisingly the Oade source is really muffled. If you like AUDs, this is it.
Reviewer: HardyWeinberg - - January 30, 2006
Subject: This is the one
OK, this one is sufficient. Very good audio capturing the sound and feel of the night. Not as 'clean', maybe, as the Oade recording, but there is a bottom end which is a crucial component of the whole thing.

The matrix may be as good or even better, but this one is good enough for me so I'm done d/l-ing. (and I don't generally source-hop, but the other recording was so disappointing to me...)
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